Mechanical Engineering Tech Schools

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Statistics From SurveysStatistics From Surveys

Stats here are for those who have completed the program. Of those starting the program, 15 out of 20 (75%) of people surveyed successfully completed it.

Survey QuestionAverage
Program Completion Time27 month(s)
Attended School Mostly Full-Time87%
Program Difficulty (1-100)69
Satisfied With the School85%
Well-Prepared for Career68%
Would Choose Program Again87%
Career is Directly Related to Program100%
Easy to Find Job78%
How Long to Find First Job3 month(s)
Working Mostly Full-Time100%
Salary (Not Necessarily Full-Time)$59,316
Salary Met Expectations69%
Trouble Making Loan Payments47%
Satisfied With the Career76%

Schools Offering This Program, by StateSchools Offering This Program, by State

(Offering certificates of less than two years of study)

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Why did people choose this program of study?Why did people choose this program of study?

"The college that I gave me the scholarship had very few choices to choose from that peaked my interest. I completed CAD drafting in High School and this fit right in."
"It was the most pertinent to my future career. I could not pass up the opportunity to gain a certification that would help me."
"This program attracted me because of it similarity to my likes. I do enjoy work with technology and have interest in learning about it however, I know my limits and how difficult that directions would be."
"I have grown up in a family of mechanical engineers. I have been around people who talk about what they do all the time, and I just thought it made sense."
"Because Mechanical Engineering is what I have been interested in y whole entire childhood. I was always interested in learning more about it. It was something that I found myself constantly enjoying."
"An Electromechanical Technology certificate provides a wide range of career options. Wider than many other types of technical certificates. Worldwide, automation in factories necessitates having people with electromechanical technology skills."
"I wanted to learn how things are made. My mind is a very complex thing and in the back of my head since I was younger I always wondered what and how things come together in this wonderful world."
"It has very good job outlook. I am also interested in the field."
"Just always wanted to be a mechanical engineer. I wanted to design things the world had never seen"
"I wanted to be able to find a rewarding position in the automotive industry. Automotive usually requires mechanical engineerin or electrical engineering related concentrations."
"I feel like it was based less off of theory and more on hands on. I had a better opportunity to work with things I know and love."
"First, I'm passionate about machines and that why I went for mech.I was referred to by a friend that the college has good facilities, workshops and labs for mechanical technology students"
"I've always been drawn to function and purpose that adheres to the mechanics of engineering. Studying engineering Is of enormous interest to me."
"For the career I am interested in, this was a quicker timeline. The costs associated with a four year degree is nearly double."
"Honestly, didn't put much thought into this specific area. But after taking an intro to Engineering course. Mechanical, I guess, was the are I was most drawn to."

What surprised people about this program of study?What surprised people about this program of study?

"I was surprised to learn that Art class was required for this field of study. Art was something I always enjoyed so I was more than happy to take it. However it required me to purchase a lot of supplies that I didn't use anywhere else."
"My field of study was much more vague than I expected. There are many different directions to take from a Mechanical Engineering degree."
"I was surprised at how much I would have to do prep work at home outside of school. Had I known the severity of this at home work I would have prepared myself better through my years primary school."
"I was surprised about how quickly I was able to pick things up. I knew I would be pretty good in the mechanical engineer field since my family works in that field, but I figured it would take me a little while to adjust to what was asked of me."
"I was surprised of, when you are in collage learning all of this information , you think that you will never need this stuff ever again. THAT'S WRONG. I am shocked of how much I really use that information."
"I was surprisd at the completeness of the curriculum that was presented. It enabled anyone to work with electrically-powered machines of many different types. This included less sophisticated robots."
"What really surprised me was the amount of travel I would be doing daily. I love it because I get to see new places all over my area and I have a choice if I wanted to go to other areas."
"I was surprised by the amount of communication I had to do. I was not used to sending lots of emails and reports, so I had to learn how to do that."
"I had no idea it would be difficult finding a job. If I didn't have that recommendation it would have been worse because everything I applied for never got back to me"
"I was surprised how much math was involved even though it is not a full engineering degree."
"I was surprised on how much my speech class came in handy. I have to speak in front of people frequently so it helped majorly."
"What I studied and what I'm doing right now are completely different though the same principle. In school, you struggle to get the numbers right. In workplace, you are interested in machine running and avoiding breakdown as much as you can. However, I'm still waiting for the day I will apply some subject that i learn in school"
"I hadn't really considered the massive extent of analytical knowledge necessary to the role of becoming a mechanical engineer technician. The tangible prospect of eventually becoming an mechanical engineer is exciting."
"I was surprised at the amount of technical know how that was needed in order to learn about the Mechanical Engineering Technical career."
"I was surprised by how much work compared to other majors Engineering required. I was also surprise by how many people, including myself, go into the HVAC field."